ERIC Number: ED479726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.
Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce
This document, which lists the biotechnology competencies identified by representatives from biotechnology businesses and industries as well as secondary and post-secondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through post-secondary associate degree programs for employment as technicians in the biomedical, environmental, pharmaceutical, and other biotechnology related industries, such as bioinformatics. The technical competencies are listed in the following categories: demonstrate scientific method; conducting experiments; laboratory safety and maintenance; instrument analysis; chemical materials handling and sampling; physical properties measurement; biohazard storage, handling, and disposal; basic microbiology; biochemical technology; molecular biology technology; cell culturing; protein bioseparation methods; fermentation technology; microbiology for biotechnology; bioethics; water and wastewater treatment operations; environmental science; environmental assessments; introduction to industry; technical writing and documentation; computer applications for biotechnology; and a bioinformatics strand for database administration, data warehousing, and statistics. The competencies, which are separated into essential competencies needed to ensure a minimal level of employability and recommended competencies, are organized by instructional units and include suggestions as to when students should be introduced to and proficient at them. Appendices include a list of technical competency profile (TCP) panel members and a pathway template. (MO)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Biochemistry, Bioethics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Competency Based Education, Employment Qualifications, Environmental Education, Job Skills, Laboratory Technology, Microbiology, Minimum Competencies, Molecular Biology, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Tech Prep, Technical Occupations, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.ohtpcs.org/cp/Biotechnology.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.; Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio